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Sensex down 136 points in morning trading

Sensex tumbled 136 points on the Bombay Stock exchange down on selling at higher levels triggered by weak Asian cues.

business Updated: Jan 02, 2008 10:15 IST

The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark, Sensex on Wednesday morning tumbled from early highs and was quoted 136 points down on selling at higher levels triggered by weak Asian cues.

The BSE-barometer was quoted lower by 136 points at 20,164.68 at 10.30 am from yesterday's close of 20,300.71, after touching a high of 20,452.20 within five minutes of trading.

The broad-based S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also fell by 44.80 points or 0.73 per cent to 6,099.55 at 10.30 is from previous close of 6,144.35.

After reaching new peaks of 10,068.90 and 13,998.01, the mid-cap and small-cap indices also came under pressure and fell sharply from the highs to 9,896.04 and 13,645.61 at 10.30 am from previous close of 9,935.03 and 13,703.07 respectively.

Asian indices were down in a range of about 1.0 to 2.0 per cent in early trade.